Hubble Bubble Rising

From JPCL, December 2017

By Carl Reed, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc. (GPI), and Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, MS, International Paint LLC


This article examines the flaws of the current system of establishing and using specifications and testing. Because these flaws are so odious, a “better way” will be proposed in order to provide the end user real value in the use of protective coatings. Three tests will be discussed as illustrative examples of the flaws in the current system of using specifications and testing. These three tests are accelerated corrosion testing, pull-off adhesion testing, and constant stress, chemical immersion testing. Notwithstanding, this monograph will show how these tests, as examples of testing in general, can be used in a manner that provides the end user real value....


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Tagged categories: Accelerated laboratory testing; Carl Reed; Coating performance; Laboratory testing; Mike O'Donoghue; Performance testing; Quality Control; Service life; Specification; Specification writing; Specifiers; Testing + Evaluation; Vijay Datta

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